Decca Records to Release the Original Soundtrack Recording for MACBETH
Starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, features a new score by composer Jed Kurzel
From the Academy Award® winning producers of The King's Speech comes a visceral and visually breath-taking retelling of the classic tale about an ambitious Scottish lord who seizes the throne with the help of his wife. MACBETH is directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown) and stars Academy-Award® nominee Michael Fassbender (12 Years A Slave) and Academy-Award® winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose). The album will be released on December 4, 2015.
Jed Kurzel is an award-winning composer and musician, whose feature film debut for the critically-acclaimed Australian movie Snowtown was named Feature Film Score of the Year at Sydney's 2011 Screen Music Awards. Most recently, Jed scored feature film Slow West, directed by John Maclean and starring Michael Fassbender. Prior to this he composed music for documentary feature All This Mayhem (dir. Eddie Martin) about the skateboarding Pappas Brothers; feature film Babadook (dir. Jennifer Kent), which premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2014; and Son Of A Gun (dir. Julius Avery), starring Ewan MacGregor and Alicia Vikander. Before shifting his focus to composing, Jed was best known as the front man and songwriter for Australian duo The Mess Hall. Their 2006 album Devil's Elbow was awarded the prestigious 2007 Australian Music Prize. MACBETH is Jed's second feature collaboration with his brother, director Justin Kurzel.
MACBETH is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of Shakespeare's most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition, set in war torn Scottish landscape. The film also stars Paddy Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum), David Thewlis (the Harry Potter series), Sean Harris (Prometheus), Jack Reynor (What Richard Did) and Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby).